- Use homeopathic remedies and beliefs to treat patients with health and wellbeing problems
- Homeopathy is a controversial therapeutic approach, which is often challenged by conventional medicine
- Most homeopaths are self employed
As a homeopath, your work will be based on the belief that a substance that causes symptoms can also help to relieve those symptoms.
- Support, enable and enhance the wellbeing of the people you see by discussing the patient's symptoms and their wider life
- Explain remedies to clients
- Choose, prepare and dispense homeopathic remedies
- Keep detailed client notes
- Offer help with lifestyle issues and everyday stresses
- Encourage clients to keep in touch with healthcare professionals and business administration, if self employed
Most homeopaths are self-employed. As a self-employed homeopath, your income will depend on the hours you work and the number of clients you see. You'll choose your own working hours, but you may need to offer evening and weekend appointments to meet the needs of your clients.
You could work in a therapy clinic, from home or at a client's home.
For this role, you'll need knowledge of medicine and dentistry, psychology, biology, and the ability to read English; counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach; sensitivity and understanding; thinking and reasoning skills and excellent verbal communication.
You could take a qualification recognised by one of the professional organisations for homeopathy. If you're a qualified healthcare professional like a doctor, nurse, dentist, pharmacist or midwife, you could take a postgraduate homeopathy course approved by the Faculty of Homeopathy.
You could do some work shadowing with a homeopath for more knowledge and insights into the job.
Another route in would be studying for a homeopathy diploma with a private training college, which would usually require knowledge of science, relevant life experience and an interest in homeopathy.
With experience, you could move into teaching homeopathic courses. You could also work in journalism specialising in complementary therapies. You may decide to work in the manufacture of homeopathic remedies and products.